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Cian Bolger: I've made mistakes, but it's up to me to keep my place now

4 April 2015

Bolger holds hands up, and wants to keep his place in the team.

Southend United defender Cian Bolger is aiming to keep his place in the side, having 'made mistakes' in his Southend career so far.

The 23-year-old came on as an eigth minute substitute for Adam Thompson in the 2-0 win against Mansfield Town, and did excellently alongside Adam Barrett at the heart of the Blues defence.

“It was important to get back to winning ways. It was a good performance and we want to kick on with.

“I've had to bide my time, and obviously, that wasn't helped with the poor discipline and the sending offs.

“Adam Barrett's very experienced and I learn off him in training every day. He's been around and he's a good defender.”

And Bolger gave an honest assessment of himself, following a number of weeks either not being in the XI and sometimes not in the squad. 

“It's up to me to stay in the team and kick on now. In football your luck can change like that. I've made a few mistakes since being here, and I've held my hands up. It's about me taking my chance now. There's loads of games and points left to play for. 

“We have a great squad and lots of players that can come and step in if you're not performing.”

And ahead of the trip to Hartlepool United on Bank Holiday Monday, Bolger says Blues will head to the north-east in good spirits, but says Hartlepool will be 'confident' as well, having been in great form themselves.

“They'll be confident but they slipped up today when they were 2-0 up. We'll go there confident of getting the win.”

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